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© Sophia Schama, courtesy Hamish Morrison Galerie, Dresden, Foto: Estel/Klut

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In the first room, seven works of art constitute a prologue to the theme. Sophia Schama, a graduate from the Dresden Kunsthochschule, has provided the painting that is the source of the title: an industrial building overgrown with foliage. This is followed by Thomas Struth’s “Paradise 09”, Neo Rauch’s “Sammler” (Collectors), Sigmar Polke’s “Weißer Raum” (White Space) and works by Candida Höfer, Beate Gütschow and Marcel Broodthaers.

© Galerie Gebr. Lehman, Foto: Elke Estel
Eberhard Havekost, Trash 1, 2003 Öl auf Leinwand, 150 x 150 cm

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The adjacent special exhibition hall, with a floor area of nearly 1200 square metres, constitutes a new exhibition space in the Albertinum and is an important location for the presentation of national and international works of contemporary art. Painting, photography, object pictures and video art by such artists as Gotthard Graubner, Piero Dorazio, Richard Paul Lohse, David Claerbout, Peter Piller, John Baldessari, Eberhard Havekost, Ronald de Bloeme, Martin Kippenberger, Rosemarie Trockel and Katharina Sieverdings will be on display. They will launch the Albertinum into its new role as a museum of modernity and as a bright beacon among German museums.

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© Sophia Schama, courtesy Hamish Morrison Galerie, Dresden, Foto: Estel/Klut
Sophia Schama, Das versprochene Land 9, 2007 Öl auf Leinwand, 170 x 250 cm

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This exhibition has been made possible through the provision of high quality works of art on loan from individual private collectors, business enterprises and galleries, but above all through the dedicated commitment of the Society for Modern Art in Dresden and the Rheingold Collection.


* The art treasures of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden were endangered by the flooding of the River Elbe in 2002 and several buildings were badly affected. For a charity auction entitled “Künstler helfen Alten und neuen Meistern” (Artists Help Old and Modern Masters), numerous artists donated their own works. The auction held in the new Nationalgalerie on 30 November 2002 raised 3.4 million Euro. This formed the basis for implementing the new concept for the Albertinum with flood-proof storage facilities.

weitere Ausstellungen

Further Exhibitions
17.07.2012 —23.09.2012
Einblick in den Lichthof des Albertinum
01.11.2011 —29.01.2012
Bildnis einer Wasserträgerin
27.09.2012 —06.01.2013

Will Grohmann. In the Network of Modernism

im Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau

Einblick in die Ausstellung
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